NASF welcomes Bettina K. Ring, who has been appointed State Forester of Virginia. Ring most recently served as Senior Vice President of Family Forests at the American Forest Foundation where she was responsible for the American Tree Farm System®, the largest and oldest sustainable woodland program in America, supporting more than 80,000 family forest owners collectively managing 27 million acres of certified woodlands. Ms.
The Meewasin Valley Authority is raising money for an $8-million effort to expand the walking route through Saskatoon’s river valley. To aid in this effort, local brewery Prairie Sun has created the Meewasin 80 ale, which takes both the name and flavor of the trail with branches from spruce and pine trees.
Using “the light of a million suns” – X-rays produced by synchrotron particle accelerators – scientists have examined the chemistry of fossilized plants. The team found that the distribution of copper, zinc and nickel was almost identical, concentrated in distinct biological structures, like the the veins of the leaf or its edges.
The National Wildlife Coordinating Group’s Incident Emergency Medical Subcommittee (IEMS) has announced the recipients of the “2013 Wildlife Emergency Medical Service Awards.” This kicks off an annual awards program designed to honor organizations and individuals who have demonstrated outstanding work, actions, or programs in emergency medical service for wildland firefighters.
Strange shapes grew out of the low-tides left by storms on the north Galway coastline on Ireland’s Atlantic rim. After powerful winds stripped sand and stone shoreline, oak, pine, and birch stumps as well as extensive root systems for an ancient forest made themselves known.
The Tenaway Community Forest Advisory Committee is 20-member panel was appointed to advise the Washington State Department of Natural Resources (DNR) and Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) Department as they develop a management plan for Washington State’s first state-owned community forest.
Chinese researchers have developed a paper-based device that can be used as artificial synapses, able to successfully mimic synaptic stimulation response and short-term synaptic plasticity. This innovation could lead to breakthroughs in robotics and computer processing, Institute of Physics reported Feb. 13. Described as a thin-film transistor, the device works by imitating the junction between two neurons, which in the human brain pass messages via chemical and electrical signals.
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